New interim president and CEO appointed for Community Howard Regional Health - A part of Community Health Network
Community Howard Regional Health’s board of directors approved the appointment of Ron Lewis, FACHE, as interim president and CEO of Community Howard Regional Health. Lewis is responsible for providing strategic leadership, oversight and direction for Community Health Network’s Howard Region.
Lewis has expressed to the leadership team, employees and physicians at Community Howard Regional Health, as well as the community, his leadership style and promise. “I accept and welcome the responsibilities as interim leader for Community Howard. This organization has a strong history of providing excellent service to the community and is blessed with great team members and physicians. It is an honor to serve this team and the community,” said Lewis.
Among his responsibilities, Lewis will direct patient care delivery in the region, and will formulate and implement a strategic plan for Community Howard Regional Health. He will work collaboratively with other Community Health Network facility leaders, physicians and product line leadership, increasing information sharing and transparency around best practices. He’ll work to create a culture of accountability, implementing the appropriate organizational structure to ensure optimal success, and he’ll focus on promoting a positive image and enhancing community and physician relations.
Lewis joined Community Health Network in 2013 as vice president, neuroscience product line. He previously served as administrative director at Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital. He has served in various leadership positions at McLaren Health Care in Petoskey, Michigan, and Metro Health in Wyoming, Michigan. He earned master’s degrees in business administration and clinical social work from Indiana Wesleyan University and Western Michigan University, respectively.